The globalized world is facing a historic transformation. This applies above all to mobility.
What lies before us is the beginning of a new, multi-mobile age.
Mobility is already on the brink of highly automated driving. The complex requirements associated with this require special expertise and individual flexibility for each customer.
Thanks to the multitude of innovative functions, the complexity of automated vehicles, machines and systems are significantly increased. For this reason alone, choosing the right development partner is crucial for the success of a technology project as challenging as automated driving.
Nevertheless, many people have doubts about the reliability of the technologies for automated driving. With ongoing development and new interaction concepts for automated driving functions, we ensure that passengers are always up to date, understand all vehicle actions and not only accept the new technology, but even learn to love it.
While many of the safety systems used today only intervene in critical situations, future highly automated overall systems prevent them from occurring at all, thus minimizing the risk of accidents. This is another reason why more and more authorities around the world are working on the legal framework for testing and operating highly or fully automated systems and functions.
Find out more about the possibilities and developments of automated driving with our brochure on the subject. Do not hesitate to contact us to discuss a solution tailored to your vehicle concept and develop it together!
Autonomous Driving and Functional Safety
First, why should vehicles drive autonomously?
Autonomous Driving is a mega trend of our time. Nearly all vehicle manufacturers and suppliers work on corresponding concepts. This feature allows that a person can change locations by car without having neither any drive experience nor a driver license. Autonomous Driving based on complex functions which uses technical equipment and interaction of vehicles and road infrastructure without the need of a human driver. In the future, this modern mobility will avoid traffic jam and will also help to protect environment.
Is autonomous driving a safe feature?
When developing a vehicle, all features must be complied with legal regulations and the stakeholders needs. Therefore, – theoretically – it is safe, if all safety relevant requirements are implemented in respect to these regulations and needs.
But in real it is not so. Sensors can fail, system definition may be incomplete or software can be wrong coded. All these can lead to malfunctions and hazards for all road users.
To avoid these risks, functional safety management (FSM) for autonomous driving is a must.
Where can I find an engineering partner for functional safety management for autonomous driving?
Continental Engineering Services (CES) is the right partner for you.
As part of the big Continental Family, CES is always at the spearhead for autonomous driving development – specially for smaller and start-up vehicle manufactures.
We have more than 200 person-years FSM experience in vehicle development. CES works globally and is present in all relevant global sales regions.
Our Engineers are Continental functional safety experts. We have more than 200 person-years FSM experience in vehicle development.
Optimally prepared projects
All our projects follow the proven CES project life cycle process, which we have used for over 10.000 projects.
Expert vulnerability- and risk analysis
CES uses state-of-the-art and proven processes & methods to manage potential risks and vulnerability. These methods and processes are verified and optimized by several projects within the Continental World and well documented by our own process consultants.
Cost and time savings
Our Engineers are future-oriented pragmatists, who use existing know-how and information to create cost and time saving output.
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